We have a licence obligation to provide renewable energy developments with a connection to the electricity network and in line with this is proposing to construct new 132kV OHLs between the proposed Blackcraig and Margree wind farms in Dumfries and Galloway and the proposed Meiklehill substation near Dalmellington in East Ayrshire.
Applications for consent for the overhead lines have been submitted to the Scottish Ministers under section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended) and is accompanied by the Environmental Statement attached below. A statutory consultation is underway and contact details, should you wish to comment on the proposals, can be found in the Non Technical summary attached below. Copies of all documents can be downloaded here.
Addendum to the 2011 Environmental Statement (January 2013):